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on by the u.s.. >>> and residents of the resort city of sochi are in a whirl of activity three months ahead of the winter olympics. >>> chinese officials are tightening security in beijing ahead of a key meeting. the increased measures follow last week's fatal car crash near tiananmen square which the government teamdeemed an act of terror. officials have been ordered to quash acts of terrorism in the planning stage. the website shed quo inspected police boxes in the capital on monday. he urged police officers to increase their visibility so citizens will feel safer and said china faces a tough fight against terrorism. he called for extra vigilance. last week a sport utility vehicle veered into a crowd of tourists and burst into flames. three passengers were killed along with two by stapders. chinese authorities arrested five in connection with the skept. all are believed to be members of the uighur minority group. the third plenary is due to start on saturday. china's leaders have lashed out at foreign observers on their views of the tiananmen square crash. u.s. state department personnel
use of fossil fuels for energy. renewable energy sources are another option. and in golden, colorado, the natural renewable energy laboratory is trying to scale up processes for creating biofuels from the products of american farms their goal is to supply up to a third of the country's gasoline needs within 25 years. both projects are pushing the limits of modern science in hopes of leading the way to a more sustainable energy future. 40% of the world's electricity comes from coal. coal is the fossilized remains of ancient vegetation. and with global reserves that could last over 250 years, it is the cheapest and most abundant nonrenewable energy source available. but burning coal produces exhaust products, including not just water vapor, which is most of what we see coming out of smokestacks, but also carbon dioxide, an invisible greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. as the need for energy around the world continues to grow, new coal-fired power plants that will last 50 years or more come online every week. coal will power the world for decades. how can we continue to u
is now in orbit around the earth. thank you very much for joining us. we begin with what has been a minute of silence here at the for theers at rfi journalists who worked at our sister radio station in molly covering a station when the country's troubled north when they were kidnapped on sunday. you are looking at colleagues leading tributes to the journalists killed in molly. the bodies were found later on and that day on the outskirts of the city. this is the scene them the headquarters. the group ceo has been leading the tribute to our colleague. you are looking at pictures on our screens of our two colleagues killed in molly on saturday. i am joined here in the studio by our international offense editor, douglas her bets. extremely emotionally charged scenes earlier on today. here still in a state of shock. always a tragedy when a journalist is killed in the line of duty, trying to inform. this hits home especially hard. it is in-house. the name of our parent company includes radio france internationale. in a sense, we are one big family. we all work together now and headquart
we're following this hour. >>> two u.s. war planes have flown through china's new air defense identification zone without warning chinese authorities. >>> thai security forces are looking to arrest an opposition leader as the political confrontation rages on. >>> and japanese lovers of astronomy are getting ready for the space show as comet isod approaches the sun. >>> u.s. commanders have defied their counterparts in china. over the weekend, chinese leaders said they were establishing an air defense identification zone over the east china sea. u.s. defense officials promised they would challenge the zone and now they've revealed two u.s. bombers flew through the area without informing chinese authorities. pentagon spokesperson colonel steve warren said the planes took off on tuesday from the u.s. pacific territory of guam, then entered the zone. they are reported to be b-52 bombers. warren said the planes were not armed, and he said the flights were part of a planned exercise. he said the u.s. aircraft were neither observed, nor contacted by chinese planes. chinese authoritie
on aid to egypt by the u.s. kidnapped inst is northern cameroon. we will begin with that developing story. a french priest has been kidnapped from his cherished parish not far from the border of northern nigeria. what more do we know about the circumstances surrounding the priest's disappearance? beene kidnapping has confirmed. the minister said this happened in northern cameroon, a region classified as red because of the kidnappings in the village ofkoza. koza. the priest was in his parish when kidnappers went in and took him away from his home. so far, we have not heard any claim of responsibility or this. >> this is an area where an alarmist -- islamic group is known to operate. what is the likelihood they might be behind this abduction? france is saying they would not be surprised at all. the group kidnapped several groups -- several members of a french family earlier this year and released members of the family two months later. other factors also point to them. they are not putting it more strongly than that for now. the kidnappers spoke english, which is the lingua franca in ,eighb
challenges. most pressing is a lack of clean drinking water. >>> the new u.s. ambassador to japan has arrived. caroline kennedy is expected to bolster relations between the two countries. >>> and south korea hopes a revised education system using information technology will help strengthen the academic abilities of its students. >>> one of the most urgent needs for survivors of typhoon haiyan is access to clean drinking water. over a week after the massive storm made landfall in the philippines, the situation in the disaster zone remains chaotic. almost 1.5 million people have been forced from their homes. 70% of them, about 1.1 million people, have to live out in the open. philippine disaster management officials say they confirmed more than 1,000 deaths on friday alone. this brings the total number of people killed to 3,621. in tacloban, sanitary conditions are getting worse. water stations have been set up at a few locations, and a water truck is operating around the city. but even with those measures, there is still a serious shortage of drinking water. evacuees at a school in central tac
, and undocumented activist named ju hong joins us to talk about how obama's immigration policies have torn apart his family. then pope francis issues streaming -- stinging critique. we will speak with two dissident priests on the pope's radical economic message, perusal to alter church doctrine on abortion and female priests. the supreme court will hear a case over whether for-profit conversations -- corporations can exclude birth-control and health insurance they provide their employees under obamacare. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. has agreed tourt take on cases that could decide of corporations can ignore parts of federal law raced on the religious police of their owners. the cases center on the controversy over whether for- profit corporations must fully cover birth control and health insurance they provide for their employees. two companies, hundred lobby and consetoga wood from object offer birthem to control. the case could force a rehashing of the landmark citizens united decision which ruled companies hav
on a trip to the u.s.. nouri al-maliki said he wanted to say a third world war launched to stop al qaeda attacks. and it is as long as six football fields and it is fitted with electric lighting and even a train. u.s. authorities have discovered a drug super tunnel under the border with mexico. thanks for watching -- you are watching "france 24." anonymous u.s. officials and syrian rebel forces confirmed report israel bombed a syrian military base. it is said to be near this city -- port city, targeting missiles israel believes could be transferred to the militant group hezbollah. that's get more on the straightaway from jerusalem with our middle east correspondent. this has not been conformed -- confirmed by israeli authorities. what do we know so far? >> no, it has not been confirmed. it pretty much means the suppose it source of fire, israel, is not conforming -- confirming nor denying the reports. we know very little and we know what from sources speaking anonymously because of the sensitivity of the issue at hand, and that is notably an obama administration official confirming that
we're following this hero. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is joining talks in geneva to try to help negotiators reach a deal over iran's nuclear program. >>> authorities in china have the man they expect was involved in a deadly bombing outside a communist party building. >>> and the strongest typhoon of the year has hit the philippines and residents are running for cover. >>> the u.s. secretary of state is joining talks over iran's nuclear program. john kerry is trying to assist negotiators from iran and six major countries reach a breakthrough deal. kerry changed his schedule and flew to geneva after a visit to the middle east. iranian negotiators are meeting with their counterparts from the u.s., russia, china, britain, france, and germany. the negotiators from the six countries want iran to scale back its uranium enrichment program to alleviate concerns over the country's suspected development of nuclear weapons. in return, the u.s. and other countries say they might consider relaxing sanctions that crippled iran's economy. u.s. president barack obama says there is a pos
's interesting is that now for us in the age of postmodernism, this skyline, this sort of mythic field of vision, seems to have receded from our view or seems to have sort of vanished into a reproduction of itself. richard haas here has painted the blank wall of a soho building precisely to trick us. postmodernism is a term that architects adopted in the early seventies to describe a kind of building that dropped a veil of near-classical decoration in front of a traditional boxlike structure. this is michael graves' portland building in oregon, more interested in the building as an image than as a three-dimensional experience. what we're really dealing with in the period in which we live is an extraordinary conformity. that despite the seeming pluralism, the seeming diversity, in fact, we are seeing many, many different reflections of the same underlying reality, and it is that underlying reality which seems to me to be at the root of what's happening in the art of our time. it's as though the world has become a kind of huge billbrd or opaque wall of ages that separates us as individuals from a
members for a deadly car crash in beijing. >>> airline passengers in the u.s. will soon not need to switch off their electronic gadgets during flights. >>> and emergency coordinators for unicef say children in syria lack many of the things they need to develop, and they are warning of a lost generation. >>> members of an ethnic minority group in china say they are being harassed. government authorities are blaming uygur people for a deadly car crash near tiananmen square and members of the group are concerned it will spread. nhk has more. >> reporter: a utility vehicle went into a crowd on monday, then crash and burst into flame. the three people in the suv were killed, along with two bystanders. investigators have described the incident as a well organized terrorist attack. they say all of them are uggers, as were the three people in the car. a spokesperson for the chinese foreign ministry suggested members of the east turkish islamic movement may be linked to the incident. the group is fighting for independence in the autonomous region. uggers in beijing say they are experiencing backlas
killed in a u.s. drone strike. as the pakistani government try to reach a cease- fire with the telegram. pakistani officials say four other officials were killed in the strike. there was a bombing that killed seven u.s. security officials from an afghan military base in 2009. it was reported he had been killed three years ago, but later resurfaced. snowden seek asylum in germany next? there is heated debate on that question just a week after allegations that the nsa was tapping angela merkel's mobile phone. it is the most serious diplomatic tensions since germany opposed the u.s.-led iraq invasion. according to a german lawmaker, american met in moscow. crowded into the press conference to see what there was to say about the meeting with edward snowden and the letter to the government. edward snowden be willing to talk to german investigators or politicians or even come to germany to be interviewed? he could come to germany if it were guaranteed that he would be secure in germany or a comparable country. the green and the left party want to question snowden about u.s. surveillance activ
precautions. showing one of the evacuation centers there. this is one of the churches being used, about 170 families inside. this is a group of islands. it's not like here you can jump on the interstate and start hefding north or south. no, you head to higher elevations, get inside a secure building. that's what people are doing. i'm show you video out of the same area where people are taking the boats out of the waters here, starting to make preparations ahead of the storm. loading various supplies on their vehicles and all the evacuation centers as well. that was a church i showed you earlier, a gymnasium, one of the sturdy buildings being tested tonight as the winds gust up and over 300 kilometers per hour. expecting to make landfall right around the early morning hours here. throughout the evening hours on thursday, conditions. >> reporter: going downhill. we're seeing widespread rain showers pushing onshore. this is why there's a high risk of flooding. waves up about ten meters high. along the northern periphery of this center of circulation, that's where the area is for highest risk o
they declared an air defense zone over islands controlled by japan. >>> some u.s. lawmakers are skeptical about a deal to limit iran's nuclear program, saying sanctions should not be eased. >>> the new u.s. ambassador to japan, caroline kennedy, is touring areas affected by the 2011 disaster, saying her country will continue to offer support. >>> chinese officials find themselves at the center of a diplomatic dispute. over the weekend, they announced that they'd set up an air defense identification zone over the east china sea. that drew immediate criticism from japan, south korea, and the u.s. and now the chinese are criticizing the americans for how they've reacted. the zone includes air space over the senkaku islands. japan controls the islands, china and taiwan claim them. in terms of international law, japanese officials launched a protest and u.s. officials said they were deeply concerned. now china's foreign ministry has released a statement criticizing the americans for taking sides. the document urged them to stop making irresponsible remarks. the document says the chinese launched a p
of industrial and agricultural land use threatening the world's largest collection of freshwater springs. dr. graham: right now, the biggest question is how far we can stress the system and not push it past the point of no return. narrator: both researchers are working towards a sustainable future to protect the water needed by our species and our planet. arizona is one of the fastest-growing states in the u.s. the consequent demand on freshwater for personal, industrial, and agricultural use is depleting the natural resource and destroying the environment. i'm tom maddock. i'm at the university of arizona, and i study hydrology. i work in the area of ground-water/surface-water interactions. basically, the difference between ground water and surface water is you can float a stick in surface water. in ground water, you really can't do that except maybe looking down a well and dropping the stick down the well. narrator: surface water is typically found in lakes, rivers, and streams. ground water is found beneath the earth's surface in small pores and fractures found within large rock formation
, not under any circumstances. for us, they are red lines that cannot be crossed. the rights of the iranian nation are our red lines. national interests are our red lines, and that includes our rights under the framework of international regulations and enrichment on a rainy and soil. apparente the breakdown, both sides say progress has made -- been made and have resume to -- agreed to meetings next week. as we leaveoser now geneva than when we came, and with the work in good faith over we can, inw weeks, fact, secure our goal. we came to geneva to narrow the , and i can tell you without any exaggeration, we not only narrow differences and clarified those that remain, but we made significant progress in working through the approaches of how onestion reins in a program and guarantees its peaceful nature. kerry said he expects an agreement within the next couple of months. a group of lawmakers is moving ahead to tighten sanctions on iran. prime minister benjamin netanyahu continued his campaign against an iranian nuclear deal. dangerous bad and deal, a deal that would affect our survival. whe
. >> it was the early hours of saturday morning when the police moved in. used tear gasds and dozens of people have been reported injured. journalists reuters also received blows to the head. the report says the police tactic was 7 -- was savage. >> i don't understand why push people to the ground and kick them. they started to beat me on the back and legs. >> on friday, an estimated 10,000 kremlin's protested peacefully. tensions have been on the rise since the morning. at the meeting, he defended his decision. russia has threatened the u.k. with sanctions. >> the cooperation is very important for us. it is a difficult question. >> eu leaders say that the door remains open for ukraine. opposition protest leaders in thailand have declared a final push to oust prime minister. they say send it will be their victory day and they are calling on demonstrators to surround and occupy more key government buildings. earlier, they targeted officers of communications companies. the protesters have been rallying in bangkok to paralyze the government. they say that the prime minister is the output of his brother. at
arein marred. u.s. secretary of state john kerry in egypt days before mohamed morsi's trial. yern breaks yet another soccer record. polls have closed in local elections in kosovo. serb participation in kosovo's political life is a key element of a european-union-brokered deal. today's voting was marred by reports of masked men strain -- storming the main polling center , throwing tear gas and smashing ballot boxes. >> they were only local elections. for kosovo's leaders, they were a barometer of relations between ethnic albanians and serbs. >> knees on the first free elections for all of kosovo -- these are the first free elections for all of kosovo, and that makes them historic for all of our young nation. >> it was the first democratic vote since kosovo broke away from serbia. >> it is a test of democracy and our country, proof that everyone has a voice -- democracy in our hastry, proof that everyone a voice. >> one polling station closed after masked men stormed it, smashing ballot boxes. ethnic serb hard-liners called for a boycott. there were widespread reports of voter intimidation
philippine government forces ask us for support, error and areas helicopters that are stranded. doctors without borders have always longed multimillion dollar appeals. along with millions of dollars from government to run the planet. inreports are coming in southern china as the typhoon which by now is a tropical storm swept across the two countries. meeting vietnam says that at least 13 people died and 81 others were injured. and at least six others died after the storm crossed china's south coast where it also damaged hundreds of homes. negotiators from 109 countries -- tempted to reach a especially after russia asked for a review of voting procedures. they made an emotional plea. a full extent of the damage as information trickles in in a slow manner because our reliance and communication lines have been cut off. hasssment of storm haiyan left the area unprecedented and unthinkable. >> they want french reservations delayed -- the secretary of state john kerry went on to say that the iranian delegation backed out. here's what he had to say. >> there was unity. but moran couldn't take
community is rushing to get emergency aid to the philippines. the u.s. just launched an appeal , 300 $1 million more is needed in donations. hitting back, the iranian foreign minister, saying they were not to blame for their talks in geneva. thank you for joining us, this is the international news here. $300 million in donations have been called for to help the philippines. chaos is scale of the becoming clearer. millions have been affected. they fear the 10,000 people have died in the city alone. for the injured and the elderly, it was the only way to survive, getting out. >> staying is not an option. four days after the typhoon hit the city, hundreds of survivors hoped to get, as the crowd grows. this is nothing new. we need shelter. people camping0 outside the airport surged onto the tarmac. only a small group eventually made it on board. with thousands now homeless and desperate, few could rely on this to survive. >> what do they want us to do? push each other in line for hours? no way. >> the international community has pledged to free up millions of dollars. with 70% of all infras
it doesn't take into account the emission cuts possible when using nuclear plants. others at the conference are lining up with their criticisms. >> translator: now is not the time to lower the target. japan should aim to meet the previous target. >> translator: generally speaking, i'm very disappointed with the new target. whatever their explanation is, we want to see action. we want to see results. >> the u.s. special envoy for climate change defended japan. todd stern says the company is under special restrictions after the accident at fukushima. >>> a senior white house official says u.s. president barack obama will visit asia in april of next year. national security adviser susan rice said the u.s. remains committed to rebalancing its security and economic priorities to the asia pacific region. >> to address emerging challenges as effectively as we deter conventional threats, we're urging our allies and partners to take greater responsibility for defending our common interests and values. >> rice expressed hope for japan's goal to launch a national security council that would oversee th
on the cartridges found at the sites. we had the same dma which allowed us to be certain that the dna which appeared in three different locations was the dna of the perpetrator of these acts. already known to the authorities. he had previously been jailed for his role in the notorious 1994 killing spree, providing a weapon that was used by young couples to kill three policemen and a taxi driver. dekhar has now been placed in medical custody while investigators wait for him to improve enough for questioning. not long ago the paris prosecutor give a press conference with more information on just how the police tracked down the shooter. let's get an explanation. coming aboutls about how police tracked down the man. they said the decisive turning point was this witness who came forward who recognized abdelhakim dekhar from the photo , the images which have been broadcast in a public appeal for information. they said this man had been a friend of the suspect, a friend of long date. they had known each other 13 years and met in london. they had seen each other several times since. in fact, abdelhakim dekh
use of nuclear power. but their counterparts fear enriching uranium beyond a certain level of purity would enable the iranians to develop nuclear weapons. . >>> an oil pipeline in china's eastern province has exploded, killing 22 people. the blast occurred several hours after workers discovered an oil leak. state-run cctv says the explosion occurred in the city of qingdao friday morning. several dozen people were reportedly injured. authorities say workers were repairing a leak in the pipeline about seven hours before the explosion. they suspect the leaked oil caught fire and caused the blast. >>> military officials from both north and south korea say they'll counter any provocation from the other side. this weekend marks the third anniversary of the north's shelling of a south korean border island. the north korean military fired artillery shells onto yeonpyeong island in november 2010. four people were killed, including two civilians. south korea's military staged a drill on friday. it was based on a scenario of another shelling attack by the north on the island. the troops checked
some words for the u.s. treasury secretary when they met. ron madison from the business team has more on this. ron? >> the stalemate last month in the u.s. congress is still pretty fresh on the minds on not just americans, but also officials around the world, so the two did have discussions on that. taro aso has urged secretary jack lew that he was relieved that the u.s. avoided default in october, but he did point out that the nation could face the same situation again next year if the conflict continues in congress. aso said he hopes the u.s. will consider the impact the default could have on the world economy and deal with the problem. lew is discussing how to boost regional growth and complete the transpacific partnership agreement talks early next year. he spoke during his visit to tokyo. >> first of all, let me ask you about your assessment of the u.s. economy. how resilient is the economy? >> i think the u.s. economy has shown its resilience over the last few years, and particularly in recent economic data. i think we're seeing a lot of signs in a lot of parts of the economy of
. thanks for joining us here on "france 24." a new round of talks on iran's nuclear rogen gets underway in geneva. the air rainy and foreign minister was optimistic, saying there is every possibility for success. weighedupreme leader in, say he wants friendly time with all entries including the united states, but he insists iran will not give up its nuclear rights. another sticking point is israel. regiment then ya who is meeting vladimir putin in russia today to try to get roscoe -- -- to try to get russia on its side. skeptical prime minister benjamin netanyahu meeting with vladimir putin, diplomacysway russian to side with israel. it will be a complicated tax cut -- a complicated task, much more last 48ted -- in the hours israel gave russia if russia gives them guarantees that -- is israeli prime minister hoping to convince russian president vitamin put in that he should adopt a similar stance -- vladimir putin that he should adopt a similar stance. remember that russia is the country which built the first and haspower plants shown less suspension over -- suspicion over a rant. they
this culture, the meaning is mutually accepted. the use of symbols is the single most distinguishing feature of any culture. but as distinct as they are, all symbols are used for the same purpose -- to communica, manipulate, and preserve information. the circle of coral symbolizes the night sky. but this lesson depends on the use of language, a symbolic system in which arbitrary sounds are joined together and given meaning. of all symbolic systems, language best communicates very complex ideas. here, celestial navigation is taught on a south pacific island. we begin to learn language and other symbolic systems at birth. in time, they become a part of who we are and how we perceive the world. still, it's difficult for those of us in one culture to fully understand the symbolic systems of another. for archaeologists, the task is even more complex. the cultures they study can no longer be directly observed. archaeologist david webster. webster: suppose i came into this stadium a week, or even a century, after all the people left. how would i figure out what happened here ? what this arena was u
they use. households in such simple economies are almost completely self-sufficient. at the other end of the spectrum are highly complex economies in which people specialize in one particular job, like these shoe salesmen in morocco. specialization means people are no longer self-sufficient, but depend on each other. the shoe salesmen are dependent on the shoemakers, and the shoemakers are dependent on the tanners, and so on. this dependence on others makes society in general more complex, so specialization is a measure of society's overall complexity. archaeologists find evidence of specialization everywhere -- in the buildings and sculpture of ancient cities, and in crafts like elegant jade earrings, decorated pottery and even skulls with jade inlays in their teeth. these craft items were all made by specialists who worked at the ancient maya city of copan. between a.d. 400 and 800, this magnificent city flourished as one of the major centers of maya art and culture. copan was built in a broad mountain valley on the western border of honduras. at its height, the economic system of t
stated, "little by little, i have managed to reach a point at which i use no more than a small number of forms d colors." this process found a culminating expression in his eight-foot-high painting "femme," the maquette for the tialallery's tapestry. miro entered the project with much enthusim, stating, "i'll go into this and fight it through with everying i have." over my months, the tapestry took shape in his imagination. finally, in 1976 it waset down rapidly as a maquette. in the ancient catalan city of tarragona, joan miro meets with young master weaver josep royo to discuss the transformation of his painting into a 10-meter-high tapestry. studying a photograph of the maquette, they consider how best to translate miro's art into a heavily- textured weaving, which would capture the spirit of his concept. royo has an enormous task before him. in this converted flour mill in tarragona, many months of preparation are needed before the weaving itself can begin. nearly four miles of heavy cotton line is measured, stretched and chained for use as the tapestry's vertical warp. royo has d
agency says small iron balls were found scattered around which suggests handmade bombs were used. in photos posted online show damage to nearby cars, but many have already been removed from the internet. >>> family members of a prominent chinese human rights activist have left china. officials allowed the mother and brother to visit him in the united states. chen got in trouble for exposing forced abortions by chinese authorities. he escaped house arrest in april last year. he was allowed to leave for the united states after seeking asylum at the u.s. embassy in beijing. the blind activist has appealed for international pressure on china to improve its human rights record. chen's mother and brother flew to new york on wednesday. authorities in china initially did not accept their passport applications, but officials reversed the decision and issued their travel documents in june. chen's relatives have reportedly suffered repeatedly harassment since his departure. u.s. officials have conveyed their concerns to the chinese government. >>> japan's self-defense forces have installed
was agreed on by the foreign ministers of the fine u.s. it -- five u.n. security council members plus germany. it will limit uranian richmond 5%.rnnrichment at not building new enrichment facilities, and allowing inspectors greater access to nuclear sites. n exchange for these concessions, certain sanctions placed on iran will be eased. under the terms, the country will be able to access billions fundypts of-- euros of from oil sales, export, and import food and medicine more easily. the president rouhani said the pact opens new verizon's. -- horizons. he said the agreement was only possible because the uranian people have chosen a moderate math. thatpath. ni'sck obama he said rouha election made this a possibility. >> today diplomacy opened up a new path towards a world that is more secure. a future in which we can verify that iran's program is peaceful and it cannot build a nuclear weapon. >> but he also warned that sanctions would be tightened again if iran failed to meet the terms of the agreement. >> let's go live to our washington correspondent. thanks for being with us. does this deal
. it's very good to have you with us. here are some of the countries we'll be taking a closer look at today. france-the red cap revolutionaries return. latvia -- the red army's forgotten legacy. and greenland -- the controversial riches under the ice. it was like a slap in the face for francois hollande. a recent poll says he's the least popular french president in almost 60 years. the economy is in recession, one in 10 french don't have a job, and rating agencies and brussels regularly wrapped paris's knuckles. tax hikes have raised the hackles of his former supporters . click the pile of ash is already a meter high. for workers from this britney fish factory have been protesting its planned closure. they suddenly faced the bleak prospect of redundancy. >> it's a disaster for this region in the center of britney -- brittany. we've already lost food factories, and if they close this 1, 2, the whole area will collapse. >> denise is one of at least 200 workers. although it is an important regional employer, the promise of cheaper labor costs is enough to lower operations eastward to
these graphics. what i thought i would do is simply pull some basic terminology out for us, give us some basic language. and i thought i would do it since we are so well educated now, it's about time to kick us all out into the real world and use our six dimensions of religion. i thought i would take our six dimensions of religion, put it in that framework and just, we are not pretending as always that we are learning everything about east asian religion, but what we are trying to do is draw out some key answers to profound life questions here. anyway, looking at the graphics. first off, difficulty number one, if we haven't already listened to some other difficulties for westerners looking at this, we are so used to labeling. but when we think about the picture of chinese religion, it's a combination of confucianism, taoism, and buddhism in the mix, perhaps some christianity, some folk religion. we'd move to japan and we'll see the same set but also with shinto elements in there so it's a full world view, a full lifestyle, we have to keep that in mind even though we are dividing things up. so
the words help us on the wall here, hoping someone will notice. blood and debris have left roads and bridges him passable. -- floods and debris. shops and warehouses were destroyed, as were most buildings in the port city. before the typhoon, she sold groceries. now she has to scavenge for supplies. >> it's really hard. there is no more food in the warehouse or the malls. >> in many places, frustration is turning to desperation. relief trucks have been looted as well as shops and gas stations. in response, the government has reinforced the military police presence. >> police and military are here to establish law and order. we will deal with the looting and are trying to protect businesses. otherwise, everything will descend into chaos. >> and international aid operation is underway and thousands of filipino soldiers have been deployed to deliver supplies. but with only three transport planes in you so far, the military and state emergency services appear overwhelmed. president aquino has expressed frustration over the slow response and has pledged more aid. >> today we declared a state of n
will meet u.s. and russian officials in geneva. the meeting is to prepare the way for a full syria peace conference later in november. diplomats have run into repeated road spots over the conference. world powers strongly disagreed on how a future syrian government would look like. on the line is our correspondent -- i am afraid we don't have him. we will try to get him a little later in the program. minister zarif return to a historic -- a euphoric welcome after returning sunday. it will curb iran's weekly activities in return for much needed sanction relief. crowds gathered at the airport bringing flowers and waving flags. many seeing a deal as a huge triumph for iran. french foreign minister laurent fabius had this to say. it is clear, regarding nuclear energy. we always said that as an advance. but for nuclear weapons -- the president said before and i said exactly within these lines, we see in improvement in the situation for the region and the world. ok, well, we can return to our story about the meeting in brahimi.h lakhdar john is on the line for us. what is the objective? >> the
is sending national security adviser yosi cohan and members of his team to the u.s. capitol. they'll hold talks to their american counterparts about a comprehensive accord with iran. >>> chinese leaders are hearing more criticism about their decision to set up an air defense identification zone over the east china sea. a white house spokesperson called the announcement unnecessary inflammatory. japanese officials want the chinese to revoke the measures. chinese officials announced on saturday that they had set up the zone that includes air space over the senkaku islands. japan claims the islands belong to the country. china and taiwan also claim them. chinese officials said aircraft entering the air space must obey instructions. they warned of emergency defensive measures if their instructions are not followed. japanese prime minister shinzo abe called the creation of the zone very dangerous and said it could escalate the situation in the region and lead to unintended consequences, and he said the measures have no validity on japan. japanese officials plan to work with their counterparts
and correspondent, lucy fielder, for more. very close to the border with lebanon. talk us through what happened. >> the last couple of weeks, raging around the mountains along the border with lebanon, which provides a rear base for the bit rebels. there is also a highway through that area, the focus of the fighting over the last few days. the regime forces took the sound today. dave enter the town we they entered the town. the regime sources say they have taken complete the throw. we spoke to a source, a resident in a town next to the one taken. she says the classes are so continuing. she says that the rebels have managed to close the highways over the last eight days, and the rebels were -- the regime for that reason was bombarding be town, taking from civilians to try to force the rebels to ease their control on -- their attack on the highway, which they say then extremely important target for both sides. >> meanwhile, more violence pushing more refugees across the border. how is lebanon coping? this is a small country already having to deal with a huge influx of very desperate people. how ar
. that has prompted anger. the eu has blamed russia. the new council president used unusually harsh language. >> the union will continue insisting that any russian actions aimed at influencing our partner's sovereign choices would be in breach of the helsinki principles. >> ukrainian president says he may be prepared to sign the eu deal in the future and europe is not prepared to burn any bridges. >> the door is open. we will discuss matters of concern that ukraine may have, and we are ready to discuss them with ukraine, with russia, or whatever country. >> it was not all failure. george and mulled over have initial partnership deals with the eu. that means in future, more access to the european market for the former soviet republics. it is a historic moment for both countries. >> in thailand, protests against the government are escalating. on friday, demonstrators broke into the compound of army headquarters in the capital, bangkok, demanding that the military choose a side. >> right after that, the thai prime minister ruled out the use of force against protesters. she also said there would
today as a silent monument to slavery. this history is silent no more. professor wilder joins us here in new york. america's most elite universities. what relation do they have to slavery? >> multiple relationships. the first and most provocative is the relationship to the slave trade itself. in the middle of the 18th century from 1746 until 1769, less than a quarter century, the number of colleges in british colonies triples from the three to nine. the original were harvard, yale, and william and mary. and then there were nine. it triples in that 25 year period. it is precisely at the time of the rise of the atlantic economy based on the african slave trade that allowed this fantastic articulation of new growth of the institutional infrastructure of the colleges. about particular universities. you do look at some in the south but also in the deep north. harvard. >> it is a very northern story when you think about the colonial world. until the revolution, there is only one college, william and mary. a couple of other attempts but they fail. the other eight colleges are northern school
as harmony. (man) to me, harmony is similar to the spice that you use when you're creating a sauce. you've got a melody. there are many different ways you can harmonize the same melody, and the way you choose to harmonize it is what will give you a different emotional response. so in that sense, i really feel that the harmony is responsible for how a melody makes you feel. [low hum and sticks clacking] [cultural music montage] [keyboard plays light jazz music] (man) harmony can best be described as notes sounding together in combination; pitches that are stacked on top of one another. if we hear only a melody by itself, with no harmonic accompaniment, it might sound something like this. [plays melody line from "we three kings"] now if we hear an accompaniment to it, this would be considered harmonizing the melody. this hand is going to play the harmonic accompaniment. this hand will play the melody again. (man) if you look at harmony as the sounding of a number of musical notes at the same time, it's not a phenomenon that is confined to europe or the united states. it happens in a milli
are currently stored in a pool. most of them are used, extremely hot and highly radioactive. the march 2011 earthquake and tsunami triggered a hydrogen explosion that damaged the reactor 4 building. workers will use a crane attached to a specially built structure to remove the rods. tepco officials say it will take more than a year to complete the operation. the workers will then have to remove fuel rods from three other reactor buildings. residents of fukushima have mixed feelings about the fuel rod removal. the project is a positive step in decommissioning the process, but it could also put local people at risk. a 64-year-old man who operates a dry cleaning business near the plant welcomes the move. >> translator: this is the first step in the decommissioning process. people here have high hopes that things will slowly return to normal and we can go back to our old lives. >> but some locals are expressing concern over possible safety problems with the delicate removal process. >> translator: i am worried about whether it will go smoothly because of all the debris. >> translator: what i am
open. he used scissors to stab these holes into the canvas. european abstract expressionism was more controlled, more finished. the american art had a different look. i'd say that we had looser surfaces. let's call it that. you felt a freshness and a kind of emphasis. i don't want to say violence. that point's been misused in this connection. franz kline drew inspiration from cubism. willem de kooning did portraits that became highly charged responses to the women who were his models. the abstract expressionists wanted to paint on the same level of quality as the old masters or as, let's say, the best of the school of paris-- picasso, matisse, mondrian. they were striving for excellence. they found they did better work when they went abstract. mark rothko chose a path to pure expression by using only gradations of color on his canvases. pollock's vision and greenberg's theory were explored by a second generation. many acknowledged that helen frankenthaler adapted pollock's technique in a way that made him more accessible to other artists. she stained her canvas with highly diluted pa
to life upon the stage here? or is it that perhaps you have no scripts in your nds thatontain us? yes, that's it. exactly, where is the script? listen. listen the play is in the making. it is in us, sir, the script. the drama is in us. my psion. if only you knew my passion for him. you, be quiet and keep out of this, and please don't laugh like that. bravo. bravo. shut up. what do you all think this is? a cabaret? let's put this drama on at once. at once. oh, how i long for that moment to come, because after all, the very intimate things that have happened between him and me, i can no longer remain with these people, having to witness my mother's anguish over that queer fish there. look at him. look at him! the legitimate son. he despises me. he despises him. he despises that dear little creature because we're bastards. don't you understand? because we're bastards. and this poor woman here, the mother of us all, he looks down on her as if she were only the mother of us three bastards. oh, please. in the name of these two little children, i beg up. oh, my god. she's gonna faint. quick,
including belonging to a terrorist group and using force at a protest last month. police bealt and terrorized female activists in a crackdown linked to a tough new anti-protest law. >> they expected to get a month, instead they got years behind bars. 21 female muslim brotherhood supporters, some as young as 15 the latest example of egyptian government crackdown on protest or thes. the youngest will serve until they turn 18. the next will spend the next 11 years in prison. the group were arrested in ctober for a protest of morsi. the sentences come on the heels of a new law requiring public gathering to be approved by government authorities. it's not justice lamb supporters, on wednesday hundreds of secular activists demonstrated in cairo. a day earlier security forces detained a dozen women dropping them in the desert in the middle of the night. people olice arrest protesting peacefully and then detained them and then to throw them on the highway or the desert is really inhuman. >> it's an intimidation tactic seen before. activists claim the government's new crackdown is strict
, but there's no vainglory, no false monumentality. the use of materials takes pride of place-- the newest, including aluminum, combined with the oldest, including marble-- to produce a result startling in its modernity, given its date of 1904. but most of all, it was the sezessionist painters and their successors-- first klimt, then schiele and kokoschka-- who possessed the power most effectively to disrupt the conservative values of viennese society. in 1902, for the 14th sezessionist exhibition, gustav klimt, most important of the sezessionist painters, painted this friezelike work in homage to one of the great figures of the 19th century-- beethoven. the beethoven frieze is concerned with the highest ideals of art. it portrays the conflict between the human desire for happiness, love, and fulfillment, set against the fact of evil, corruption, death, and even the terrors of the unconscious. it portrays the achievement of pure joy through poetic and artistic creation. it culminates in a final embrace between man and woman, a kiss for the whole world. the modernity of the beethoven frieze
nuclear program is for peaceful civilian use. --iching you really enriching uranium to 20%. he is a short step to making a nuclear weapon. geneva, to our correspondent with john. there has been so much secrecy surrounding the meetings today. what have you found out so far? >> the readout from the said that the meeting was a good opening session. that is a very good sign. the meeting lasted for 45 , and lady ashton met with the foreign minister this morning and is meeting with him again this afternoon. bethe afternoon, there will technical sessions and also bilateral meetings between the various participants. so there is a lot of action. momentum in these talks to get to an interim deal, where the iranians would freeze some of their programs. to freeze their enrichment program and in exchange the west would give some sanctions relief for a six-month period which would be verified by external partners such as the international atomic energy agency. that is the format, but we have to see what goes on with these negotiations. they are dynamic but there are expectations that any initial packag
plutonium that could be used for military use. so, a very important, sensitive point they have to deal with. >> there are a lot of key players involved in geneva, but another player is israel, who has indicated they would be opposed to any deal that comes out in geneva. genevathat going down in ? >> well, again, the german foreign minister said there is no need to be worried at this stage because there is still no agreement on the table. so, of course, all who are involved here listened to what benjamin netanyahu said yesterday. affected who could be by this opposition from israel, they have to look at how to deal without anext step stop by benjamin netanyahu, and there is an option to focus on waivers. assetsmple, irani and that are frozen. he could free the waivers without a green light from the u.s. congress and without having possible opposition from israel. markets, keeping us up-to-date on the key negotiations there in geneva. eight workers in several countries have launched a massive polio vaccination campaign coming after a breakout in syria. the campaign aims to vaccinate 20 millio
>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east to kick off peace top -- talked to earlier he met with israeli .rime minister netanyahu in northern china, one person has been killed and 8 injured in a series of small explosions. security is on alert following an squareent in tianenm last week. service shut down across greece as more anti-austerity protesters take to the street. hello, you are watching "france " live from paris. i'm karen roberts. u.s. secretary of state has been meeting with israeli and palestinian -- palestinian leaders. in july,ng launched the negotiations quickly ran into trouble with no visible signs of progress. kerry is meeting palestinian abbas and bettelheim after an earlier meeting with israeli prime minister netanyahu. picture of a grim peace talks, benjamin netanyahu sounded less than optimistic, pointing the finger at the palestinians. >> israel wants peace with the palestinians. i am concerned about their rye grass because i see the palestinians continue with incitement, continuing to create artificial crises, continue to avoid and r
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